Advisory Boards and Commissions Recruitments

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is actively recruiting for members of our Board of Directors, specifically individuals representing Childcare/Early Learning Industry, Labor, Technology, Manufacturing and Healthcare fields in Clackamas County. CWP currently has 4 positions available in both the private and public sector.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is a business-led workforce development organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in forging a strong and vital partnership between business and the workforce development community; fostering an accountable, market-driven and world class public workforce system. The Clackamas Workforce Partnership’s board of directors is made up of representatives from business, organized labor, education, economic development, community-based organizations, and local government. CWP’s mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of business and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County.

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership Board:
  • Invests federal and state resources to increase business productivity and promote a quality workforce in Clackamas County;
  • Convenes businesses and community stakeholders to increase awareness of and to develop strategies to address local workforce challenges;
  • Directs the implementation of comprehensive strategies for services to youth with special emphasis on the linkage between business and education and the development of academic and workforce readiness skills;
  • Promotes business involvement in the workforce system and assists businesses in meeting their recruitment and employee retention needs;
  • Coordinates workforce activities with economic development and educational organizations in Clackamas County communities;
  • Provides direction, oversight and support to job seekers accessing the public workforce exchange system.
The deadline for applications is November 18. For more information, email or 503-657-6644.
Opens : September 16, 2021
Closes : November 18, 2021
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This board has 11 openings for advocates, family members, or providers, each of which carries a three-year term. The Developmental Disabilities Council is an advisory group that meets four times per year the last Thursday of the month, Jan/April/Aug/Oct from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to advise Clackamas County’s Developmental Disabilities Director about programs and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Members are appointed by the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners. The group advocates both locally and at the state level on issues related to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The deadline for applications is September 30. For more information, please contact Amy Butler or 503-650-5745.
Opens : September 16, 2021
Closes : September 30, 2021
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Emergency Preparedness Council

The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Council is to review and offer advice in all matters relating to emergency management and disaster preparedness. This Council shares its observations and recommendations for improvements to the Disaster Management Department and the County Board of Commissioners to help guide emergency management and disaster preparedness programming.

The goals of the Emergency Preparedness Council are as follows:

  • Advise the Disaster Management Department and Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners in the development of activities, strategies and priorities to achieve disaster preparedness within the boundaries of Clackamas County.
  • Promote disaster management initiatives and activities. Participate in community education and engagement.
  • Advocate for policy and system changes that improve the disaster preparedness in Clackamas County. Optional activities could include providing oral or written testimony, helping to identify partners of support for preparedness, and participating in legislative activities.
  • Strengthen intergovernmental collaboration and enhance collaboration between governments and partners on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop strategies to enhance collaboration among governmental bodies and the general public.

Application deadline in September 30. For more information please contact Daniel Nibouar at

Opens : August 31, 2021
Closes : September 30, 2021
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This council is seeking volunteers to fill twelve openings, each of which carries a 3-year term. The council envisions a county in which equity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decision-making, and in which all community members are actively engaged. Specifically, the council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities, increase community participation in county government, and promote and support diversity awareness and education.

Council members are meant to be representative of the county's diverse populations and ideally will represent different work experiences, educational backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, physical abilities or other diversity. Council members meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The deadline for applications is October 7. For more information, please contact Equity Services & Community Engagement Coordinator Maria Magallon at
Opens : September 02, 2021
Closes : October 07, 2021
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The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking residents to fill one vacancy on the Tourism Development Council (TDC). The TDC guides tourism programs funded through the county’s Transient Room Tax (TRT) and are authorized by County Ordinance to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The TDC is comprised of nine members, each appointed to a three year term by the BCC.

Commissioners are looking for applicants with a current management affiliation with a lodging property located within the county. Those with a broad perspective and strong interest in implementing an energized and comprehensive tourism program for the county will be the preferred candidates. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county and a range of tourism industry sectors.

The TDC currently meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at various locations in the county or virtually via Zoom.

The due date for applications is September 23. For more information, please visit their website or contact Samara Phelps at 971-334-9479 or

Opens : September 10, 2021
Closes : September 23, 2021
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This commission will have one vacancy, carrying a three-year term.  The twenty one-member commission provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Clackamas Water Environment Services (CWES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:

  • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advises on and supports implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.

Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water.  Members must reside or work within the WES service area.

WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities within the service area
  • 2 ratepayers from the unincorporated portion of Clackamas County who reside within the service area
  • 6 elected officials
  • 2 environmental representatives
  • 2 members of the development community
  • 2 business owners or managers from service area
  • 1 representative from the City of Milwaukie

The following seat on the committee is open for recruitment with a term that runs from July 15, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2024 (three-year term):

  • 1 member of the development community that works within the WES Service area

Application deadline is September 30.For more information, contact Lauren Haney at or 503-313-4243.

Opens : September 02, 2021
Closes : September 30, 2021
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